Protective Behaviours and the PBPeople Vision

My name is Ann Seal. I have been a Protective Behaviours trainer (Freelance and working for Warwickshire County Council) since 2001, having found Protective Behaviours in 1999. I attended a two day course run by Di Margetts and that was that, totally smitten and excited, as it was just what a colleague and I were looking for

to progress the development of a protective curriculum approach to safeguarding in Warwickshire.

I was lucky enough to work very closely and intensively with, and alongside, Di over a few years and believe that offered me the chance to really embed myself in the process and began a learning experience which still carries on today.

I train between 800 and 1000 people a year (from statutory and voluntary organisations) at an introductory, foundation or intermediate level and have run a train the trainer programme in the past too. Over the years I have also co trained with Penny Bassett and Simon Sneath and have relished opportunities to work with other national trainers to develop and deliver a range of Protective Behaviours courses and always find working with them improves my learning and practice. Another ongoing source of learning comes from the interaction with course participants. Using my professional network enables me to broaden my perspectives on Protective Behaviours and hopefully enhances my personal and professional work use of the process!

I look forward to PBPeople becoming a resource for sharing ideas and resources and an expanded network of support for PB People who would like to become involved.